Today is an exciting day for Sammy (onespoiledcat). He is a very special cat and he’s one of the first friends I made in the blogging world. Sammy is visiting many bloggers today to see the places that they choose to share with him.
Sammy landed his hot air balloon in my back garden in time to join us for breakfast. After some refreshment he was ready for an adventure. We set off and arrived at the boatyard where a narrow boat was being prepared for us.
We were soon on board, along with our provisions for the day. It was a relaxing way of exploring part of the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
The canal was completed and officially opened 200 years ago. It took many years to build and parts of it were open sooner than that.
The canal was built for transporting goods. But these days, the boats on the canal are leisure boats. The towpath is no longer used by horses pulling the barges along, but you’ll meet walkers, joggers and cyclists.
We hadn’t gone far when some ducks flew towards us in a hurry. They were keen to meet Sammy.
As you can see from the following photographs, we explored a quiet section of the canal away from the bustle of the towns it flows through.
I think Sammy enjoyed his visit. I do hope so!
You’ll find all the other blogs taking part in this event on this special page on Dory’s Backyard, so you can visit all the places that Sammy does.
This special day for Sammy was organised by Madi and Easy. You can read about it here.
Sadly, our friend Easy passed away very suddenly – our thoughts are with his family.
Thank you for visiting me, Sammy. I hope you enjoy today.